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The Poor Hippy Myth

The Mendocino County Grand Jury has published its findings on District Attorney David Eyster’s innovative Marijuana Restitution Program, called 11470.2, and in doing so this august body has perpetuated the…

Pekin v. Faulder — Mr. Nice Guys

Pekin v. Faulder — Mr. Nice Guys

When somebody runs for judge around here it’s nothing but a popularity contest for the voters. Unless you happen to know the candidate personally — and therefore can reasonably expect…

Mendo’s Persecution Of An Innocent Man

After ten years and a million dollars in litigation, Robert Forest of Mendocino has finally cleared his name. Pursued by an untruthful cop, a lying prosecutor and a careless DA…

Another Covelo Blood Feud

Another Covelo Blood Feud

More criminal cases come out of Covelo than any other sector in Mendocino County, and a lot of the violence results from long-standing family feuds passed down through the generations…

Geiger’s Market Embezzler: Guilty

Last week’s victory for the District Attorney in the Laytonville embezzlement case has morphed into a showcase trial, with trophies and medals due everyone involved, including Sheriff Tom Allman and…

Mounting Evidence! Immanent Landslide!

Mounting Evidence! Immanent Landslide!

At the preliminary hearing for Christine Kelsay, accused of embezzling half a mil from Geiger’s Long Valley Market in Laytonville, the evidence was sufficiently suspicious to hold her over for…

He Said She Said, But He Had The Facts

A jury returned from its deliberations this afternoon to acquit Luis Fidel Alvarez Andrade, age 25, of rape. The primary legal issue in the trial revolved around consent or lack…

She Said No. He Said I’ll Wear A Raincoat.

It would be easy to sensationalize the rape trial begun last week because the case was suddenly derailed on Wednesday morning when the defense produced phone messages refuting, supposedly, the…

Living With Pain

Marijuana is a proven painkiller, and that is why Californians voted for the Compassionate Use Act in 1995, to ease intractable pain. But a joint is only a mild analgesic,…

It’s A Long Way From Piercy to Redway

Last week Timothy Van Auken went to jail for growing pot on Bell Springs Road in Piercy, which is in northern Mendocino County, very close to the Humboldt County line.…

Treasure of the Pinche Madres

Treasure of the Pinche Madres

They finally found the gut-shot 911-caller at a guerrilla grow near Yorkville. It was 7:30 the morning of September 27th. The gut-shot man was unarmed, except for his iPhone. It…

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